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Aug 30, 2011 04:38 PM

Shao bing in SGV?

Does anyone know where to get shao bing in SGV or LA? I am not looking for Taiwanese shao bing, but rather this kind:

This shao bing has no filling. It's basically nothing but dough cooked in a barrel with hot coals burning. When it's done, the vendor will either smear chili paste or sugar on it.

Any leads?


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  1. You'd have to BYO chili paste, but Si Hai (four seas) in San Gabriel has it and I believe so does Huge Tree in Monterey Park. They're just plain and empty inside.

    1. Yi Mei probably has the closest thing you are looking for.

      The shao-bing at Si Hai and Huge Tree Pastry are more Taiwanese in style (i.e. thinner and more flaky); whereas Ye May will sell you a sheet of baked shao-bing more akin to Beijing/Northern style, thicker and chewier.

      Also, if you don't mind green onions (or scallions) in your shao-bing, then China Islamic is another option (and, no, I am not talking about the more popular "scallion pancakes" or tsong yoiu bing 葱油饼)

      China Islamic Restaurant
      7727 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

      Huge Tree Pastry
      423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754